Swisscom Deploys Ericsson's 5G Radio Dot System in Live 5G Commercial Network

Swisscom Deploys Ericsson's 5G Radio Dot System in Live 5G Commercial Network Image Credit: Ericsson

Ericsson and Swisscom have deployed 5G Radio Dots in the Swiss service provider’s live 5G commercial network and simultaneously made the first 5G data call in Europe between two offices over the 5G Radio Dot System.

Having initially taken its 5G network live in 102 locations in 54 towns, Swisscom plans to expand quickly in major cities, tourist areas and across the countryside, achieving 90 percent nationwide population coverage by the end of 2019 with the help of Ericsson Spectrum Sharing.

The 5G Radio Dot is an instrumental tool for service providers as they progress with their 5G network rollouts, as it enables superior indoor experiences by boosting throughput to over 2Gbit/s.   

The deployment of the 5G Radio Dot System is the latest step in a long and successful partnership between Ericsson and Swisscom in working toward commercial 5G services.

Daniel Staub, Head of Joint Mobile Group, Swisscom
We continue to expand our 5G network across Switzerland to deliver premium connectivity across the country, Ericsson’s innovative 5G Radio Dot is another important building block.

Martin Buerki, Head of Ericsson Switzerland
Our 5G Radio Dot allows service providers to reuse existing indoor network infrastructure as they upgrade from 4G.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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